Hema Guha is inspired by Indian folk art and has a flair for the experimental. She expresses her creativity in simple strokes, lines and colors in a variety of print and paper media such as wood cuts, acrylic on canvas, paper and short films. Her paintings often address issues pertaining to society and the environment. At the same time, her use of motifs adds a touch of humor and lightens the atmosphere where necessary.
Hema Guha received her fine art education from the college of arts and crafts, Chennai. She has held twelve solo exhibitions in different parts of India. At international level, she has participated in the 20th International biennale of graphic art, Slovenia, International biennale of graphic art, Bitola, International biennale of graphic art, Bharat Bhavan Bhopal and Small engravings saloon, Romania. Her video films have been shown in “Liquid cities” an exhibition of video films at Greece, Spain and Croatia organized by international art expo. . Hema has participated in the Sharjah Biennale 2001.
Hema has received Vadhera Art Gallery’s Young artist’s award along with Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of human resource and development, Government of India in 1997-99 and Senior fellowship in 2008-2010. She was invited to hold a solo exhibition of her works in Florean Museum, Romania in 2001 and was awarded Visiting artists in residency at St. Michaels print shop, Canada in 2004. She participated in the Indian printmakers exhibition at Frank Museum, U.S. in 2007 and also in an All India Women artists exhibition in 2008. Her works are in the collection of Lalit kala Akademi New Delhi, NGMA New Delhi, International print Museums in Poland, Slovenia and Emami Chisel Kolkata. She is also a recipient of All India award for best painting given by AIFACS in 2010. Currently she is engaged in making mixed media works using unconventional and recycled materials and also making short video films.
She lives and works in Delhi, India.